Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quote of the week

"Be anything but obvious."
(Unless you're Brad Pitt, in which case it's obvious he should move his house-loving self in with me, right?)
Pictures: by Harry Benson for ArchitecturalDigest

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Property sport: watch out for my story in Sydney Morning Herald

This house overlooks Whale Beach and has only ever been used as a holiday home.

Here's a sneak preview of some of the gorgeous homes I've written about for a prestige property special appearing in tomorrow's Domain. If I owned any of these houses, I would count my blessings and NEVER EVER sell! The news isn't great for the top end of Australia's residential property market, with prices slipping in double digit figures. If you are one of the lucky few who are cashed up and ready to go, you can snare some well-priced glamour homes for less time than it takes to get rid of 2000 jobs and see the sharemarket slide by thousands of points! Bonus!
This Dover Heights pad is on the cliff overlooking the ocean and has a gorgeous pool.

Pictures: Domain

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bed inspiration

Would an $80,000 bed help you sleep better? I loved this story aboutinsomnia (the link is below and its written by one of my favourite journos, Daphne Guinness) and when I came across this bed designed by Agnieszka Bernacka, I wondered if it would be more helpful than a Valium or 95 to make you sleep at night. The bed was created after two years of research into sleep habits and uses light, sound and massage therapies to "create an environment to enhance all the senses - forming a place to rejuvenate, meditate and above all sleep". The viscoelastic memory foam mattress has an in-built massage system (mmm, massage). That egg-like shell of the Lomme bed has a special system which blocks harmful electromagnetic waves and radiation, while a specially designed sleep button isolates all electricity away from the bed. Wow. Sounds better than what I sleep with.

Photo: Simon Sorted, Copyright Cycle13 Transformation Establishment via Lomme
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